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Elemental Analysis Unit

Elementary Chemical Analysis Laboratory (ECA)

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The essential utility for combustion elemental analysis is that it provides a fast and simultaneously the total content of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur present in a variety of solid or liquid compounds from any Procession both as a synthesis origin natural (soil, biological samples, agricultural, etc..)

Basics of the technique

This elemental analysis is based upon the total oxidization of the simple by means of an instantaneous and complete combustion which transforms the sample into simple combustion gases (CO2, H2O, N2 and SO2). These effluents are transported by inert Helium to independent sensors based on infrared cells, each selectively quantifying CO2, H2O and SO2. This method assures fast, free interference measurements made at the very moment the combustion is proceding. Once measured, the gases are eliminated by simple chemical filters which allow the final assessment of N2 contents by differential thermo conductivity.

 

Applications

Quantitative determination of Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulphur contents of a wide variety solid or liquid samples of organic or inorganic nature: pharmaceuticals, polymers or plastics, agricultural products, soils,etc, independently of their aggregation state (solids, liquids or viscous). By this determination helps to confirm the structure of a compound besides being a criteria of purity.
Agronomy
Environment
Ecology
Structural characterization of material
Archeology
Plant Biology
Pharmaceutical and pharmacology
Characterization of products of synthesis
Hydrogeology
Petrology and Geochemistry
Mineralogy
Inorganic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry and Physics
Chemical Engineering

 

Tests

Simultaneous determination of the percentage of Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen
Simultaneous determination of the percentage of Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulphur

 

Operation of the laboratory

General and specific conditions of the samples:

Samples must be dry to discard errors due to the presence of solvents and/or humidity
Samples must be as homogeneus as possible and in the case of solid samples, finely ground or crushed to facilitate combustion
Samples must not contain mercury

Application of the analysis

The test application that accompanies the samples is generated in @Lims

Laboratory staff and Contact

 

 

Cantoblanco Campus

 

Electronic mail:
E-mail of ECA laboratory
Phone: 91 497 3109 / 4169
Fax: 91 497 3529

 

Laboratory Technical Manager
Luis Larumbe Canalejo
E-mail of Luis Larumbe Canalejo

 

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